Council finds 22 breaches of food safety regulations at pub

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Susanna Freymark

Kyogle Council acting general manager Marcus Schintler has responded to the story about the closure of the Mallanganee Hotel.

“Kyogle Council issued a prohibition order under the Food Act 2003 on the Mallanganee Hotel after an annual inspection of the hotel by the council’s environmental health officer,” Mr Schintler said.

The officer found 22 breaches of food safety regulations.

“The Mallanganee Hotel has a significant history of non-compliance with food safety regulations and Mr McDonald has been given several warnings by the council to address breaches otherwise the council would have no choice but to take necessary compliance action.

“He has chosen to ignore the council’s advice and accordingly, the council had no choice but to issue a prohibition order to protect the health and safety of the community.”

It is a condition of the Liquor Licence for the Hotel, that Mr McDonald serves food of a nature and quantity consistent with the responsible sale, supply and service of alcohol, Mr Schintler said.

This is determined by Liquor and Gaming NSW.

The council has requested urgent advice from Liquor and Gaming NSW about the food service offering Mr McDonald is required to provide in order to open his Hotel and is awaiting a response, he said.

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